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Myrtle Almeda HORNSBY

Female 1902 - 2007  (105 years)


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  • Name Myrtle Almeda HORNSBY 
    Born 7 Jul 1902  Hornsby Bend, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 6 May 1910  Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Justice Precinct 1
    Census 10 Jan 1920  San Marcos, Hays, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • with her aunt and uncle, Helen and Charles Crawford
    Census 4 Feb 1920  Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Justice Precinct 1
    Census 5 Apr 1930  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1017 Willow St. with her father
    Religion Presbyterian 
    Education B.S., Southwest Texas Teachers College, 1942 
    Occupation Teacher 
    Died 26 Jul 2007  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 29 Jul 2007  Hornsby Cemetery, Hornsby Bend, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1824  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2007 

    Father James Malcolm HORNSBY,   b. 17 Dec 1864, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1955, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Annie Belle MORRIS,   b. 23 Feb 1874, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1910  (Age 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1896  [6
    Family ID F600  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph Patrick CALLAN,   d. 3 Jun 1962, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1952  [1
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jul 1902 - Hornsby Bend, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 May 1910 - Travis County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 10 Jan 1920 - San Marcos, Hays, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 4 Feb 1920 - Travis County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Apr 1930 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jul 2007 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Jul 2007 - Hornsby Cemetery, Hornsby Bend, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Myrtle attended the Hornsby School (later Hornsby-Dunlap), a one-room frame school, established as school district #33 by Travis County in 1906. The family later moved into Austin so her brother, Dick, could attend Austin High and play football.

      Myrtle joined family members in the Reuben Hornsby Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas one year after the charter of the chapter in 1920. She attended San Marcos Teachers College in San Marcos and received a BS in 1942 with a permanent teachers certificate. She taught one year at Carlson. Later, in Austin, Myrtle and several of her Hornsby cousins, Alta, Lea, Noma, and Exa, had the opportunity to study with Mrs. Max Bixler to learn to educate the deaf. This was the start of Myrtle's 30-year teaching career at the Texas School for the Hearing Impaired. Later, she was principal of the Lower School at the renamed Texas School for the Deaf, retiring in 1967. She is an honorary life member of the Texas School for the Deaf Alumni Association.

      Myrtle first attended First Southern Presbyterian Church and was a charter member of Wilshire (now Genesis) Presbyterian Church. In 1952, she married Joseph Patrick Callan, a widower. They lived on Archway, across the street from the north end of the University of Texas campus. They camped and fished on the Pedernales. Later they moved to 49 Street on East Avenue (now I-35) and then to Ave F in Hyde Park, where Myrtle lived at the time of her death. After the death of Joe P. Callan Sr., in 1962, Myrtle traveled with church friends and family. She knew the Hornsby family so well that she could tell how each member was related in every generation. For more than 100 years, her charm and wit made a lasting impression on all who met her. Her 23rd Annual Christmas Tree Trimming Party hosted by Sean Cleary and Rob Griffith was featured Christmas Eve, 2005, "On the Porch," on KXAN television. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S84] Friday, 27 Jul 2007.

    2. [S13] Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, ED 58, p. 17.

    3. [S14] Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Hays County, Texas, ED 68, p. 13.

    4. [S14] Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, ED 87, p. 6.

    5. [S15] Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, ED 37, p. 7.

    6. [S12] Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, ED 108, p. 1A, lines 4-5.


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